Frank Lampard makes worrying admission on Chelsea’s top four chances after no January signings

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are now the ‘underdogs’ to secure a top four spot in the Premier League after a lack of January transfers.

The Blues may have had their transfer ban overturned, but they did not seal any deals in the January transfer window.

After 24 games gone, the Blues sit in fourth place and six points above Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Despite their position inside the top four, the Blues have already lost eight matches this season, the same amount as they did throughout the entire Maurizio Sarri Premier League campaign.

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The Blues might be in pole position right now, but that might not be the case if the Blues do not get the consistency needed.

And when asked if he is now worried about Chelsea’s top rivals having bolstered their squads, Lampard replied: “Yes.

“The reality of the fact we will not do business here, for whatever reason, however you look at that, when you look around, every time I look at the TV another player signs for a club.

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“That’s the transfer window.

“But if I’m looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table and I look at Manchester United obviously signing a big, big player, a world class player in my opinion.

“And the teams around us, Sheffield United making fantastic signings, Chris Wilder’s job is incredible because he’s had years to work that group and now they’re adding where he sees fit.

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“Tottenham have signed a few and they’re not far behind us. And not only have they signed a few, but a couple of players have left where obviously – not being too crude about it – the situation was they were towards the end of their contracts and maybe weren’t happy being at the club any more.

“Sometimes that’s as important…